Thursday, June 18, 2020

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Typo Squad by Stephen Lomer-GUEST POST

Typo Squad 
Typo Squad Book 1
by Stephen Lomer 
Genre: Action, Adventure 

Typos are lethal to 98% of the population. Be thankful Typo Squad is on patrol ...

Richard Shonnary was a Typo Squad legend. He had a gift for seeking out and destroying errorist cells, and was almost single handedly responsible for bringing about the end of errorism. But one night, a single errant bullet fired by his brother prematurely ended his career.

Convinced to come out of self-imposed retirement after five years, Richard unknowingly gives rise to his greatest enemy — Anton Nym. Will he and his new partner be able to stop this latest threat before deadly typos are unleashed upon an unwitting world? 

Return of the Wordmonger
Typo Squad Book 2 

The quest to find Anton Nym and his errorist army are put on hold as Typo Squad is called away to London to help one of their own confront a villain from his past — a mysterious foe known only as the Wordmonger.

Joining forces with Her Majesty’s Royal Typo Brigade, Typo Squad takes up residence in Buckingham Palace to try and draw out this dangerous madman.

With the lives of the royal family in their hands, will Typo Squad be up to the challenge of finding and capturing the Wordmonger? Or will history repeat itself?

The Typo Alliance
The Typo Squad Book 3

Typos are lethal to 98% of the population. Be thankful typo squad is on patrol ...

Typo Squad is dealt a terrible blow by Anton Nym and his new errorist cell, known as the Erristocracy. But when all seems lost, the tide turns with the rise of the Typo Alliance.

With a new headquarters, a new captain, and the arrival of some truly unexpected allies, Typo Squad is set on a collision course with the most dangerous foes they’ve ever faced.

Will Dick and his team be able to overcome the odds and make the world safe from typos once and for all? Or will Nym and his inner circle be victorious in the end?

Stephen Lomer is the Amazon best-selling author of the hugely popular Typo Squad book series, the short story collections Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All and Hell's Nerds and Other Tales, and the holiday novella Belle's Christmas Carol. He also has featured stories in the anthologies UnCommon Evil, Once Upon a Time in Gravity City, and The Dystopian States of America.

Stephen wrote the screenplay for, and starred in, the short film Typo Squad: Words Can Hurt You, and is the host of the YouTube series Tell Me About Your Damn Book. He's a hardcore fan of the Houston Texans, despite living in the Hub of the Universe his whole life, and believes Mark Twain was correct about pretty much everything.

Stephen lives on Boston's North Shore with his wife, Teresa. 


Writing in the Age of Coronavirus

by Stephen Lomer

Okay, so, I’m pale, I’m chubby, and I spend most days in my own solitary company. Am I an author, or a victim of the coronavirus lockdowns?

Turns out I’m both. And while others are champing at the bit, eagerly awaiting the moment when they can resume their extroverted lives, I continue tapping away, my routine largely unaffected by the pandemic restrictions.

There is one thing I miss, though, and that’s working book fairs and conventions. It’s one thing to receive a report every week from amazon detailing how many people have bought your book, but it’s something else entirely to stand there face-to-face with someone and pitch your novel, and still another to make a sale and put a personalized greeting on the title page.

With the pandemic still in full swing, I continue to write and continue to publish. But are the days of book fairs and conventions gone forever?

I don’t know.

In the Before Time, in the Long, Long Ago, we authors would pack up our gear and drive to a hotel ballroom or convention hall and set up for a day of selling. We’d sit inside a concrete bunker for eight hours, 10 hours, 12 hours, breathing recirculated air and inhaling whatever it was that thousands of footfalls were kicking up from the carpets. We would shake hands and pose for selfies. There was no social distance of any kind.

For the moment, book fairs and conventions are shut down, and most are rescheduling for 2021. Will authors be willing to go back to the concrete bunkers and breathe recirculated air, shake hands, and pose for selfies?

I don’t know.

I’d like to say that once a vaccine is available and COVID-19 is just a memory that people will return to doing what they love. But for me, the true love is the writing. So much as I would enjoy being out there and meeting you all, for the immediate future, you can find me hunched over my keyboard, a bottle of diet Coke close at hand, doing what I do best.

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